Killer of Karzai’s brother hanged in public square

A group of men hung corpse of Sardar Mohammed against the wall in Kandahar for around 20 minutes.

Kabul: The man who shot dead Afghanistan President Hamid Kazai’s half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was hanged in a public square in Kandahar city.

A group of men hung the corpse of Sardar Mohammed against the wall in Kandahar for around 20 minutes before they carried it away, the Daily Mail reports.

Ahmed was assassinated on Tuesday by the man who is said to have been from his own tribe and home town, whom he had travelled with and worked alongside for seven years.

President Karzai was joined by thousands of mourners at the funeral of his half brother.

The President, tribal leaders, government officials and others attended first a morning prayer service in the provincial capital, Kandahar, before travelling to the family’s ancestral home village of Karz for the funeral.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Ahmed’s killing, but Afghan officials have said it is unclear whether he was shot by insurgents or died as a result of an internal dispute.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that insurgent fighters killed Ahmed because he cooperated with British, US and Canadian forces in the south.


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